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Los Angeles, U.S.A. - IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures announced that New Line Cinema’s ‘Rock of Ages’, based on the hit Broadway musical, will be released in the immersive IMAX format for a limited engagement in 39 IMAX theatres worldwide. Domestically, the film will open in 35 IMAX locations day-and-date with the film’s wide release on June 15, 2012. Additional playdates will be added as pending bookings are confirmed. Directed byAdam Shankman, the film stars Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Paul Giamatti, Russell Brand, Mary J. Blige and Catherine Zeta-Jones, with Alec Baldwin, and Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx.
The IMAX release of ‘Rock of Ages’ will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
‘Rock of Ages’ tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock ‘n’ roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits ofDef Leppard, Foreigner, Journey, Poison, REO Speedwagon, Twisted Sister and more.
The movie musical stars Julianne Hough, with actor/singer Diego Boneta in his feature film debut, Russell Brand, Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti, Academy Award winner Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Akerman and R&B queen Mary J. Blige, with Oscar nominee Alec Baldwin , and Oscar nominee Tom Cruise.
Shankman directs ‘Rock of Ages’ from a screenplay by Justin Theroux and Chris D’Arienzo and Allan Loeb, based on D’Arienzo’s musical of the same name. The film is being produced by Matthew Weaver,Scott Prisand, Carl Levin, Tobey Maguire, Garrett Grant and Jennifer Gibgot, with Toby Emmerich,Richard Brener, Michael Disco, Samuel J. Brown, Hillary Butorac Weaver, Janet Billig Rich, Shankman and D’Arienzo serving as executive producers.
Rounding out the ‘Rock of Ages’ creative team are director of photography Bojan Bazelli (‘Hairspray’), production designer Jon Hutman (‘It’s Complicated’), editor Emma E. Hickox (‘A Walk To Remember’), Oscar nominated costume designer Rita Ryack (‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’, ‘Hairspray’), Grammy-nominated music supervisor Matt Sullivan (‘Dreamgirls’, ‘Nine’), executive and Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mia Michaels (“So You Think You Can Dance”). The original score is by executive music producer Adam Anders and Peer Astrom (TV’s “Glee”).
New Line Cinema presents, a Corner Store Entertainment production, in association with Material Pictures, in association with Offspring Entertainment, an Adam Shankman film, ‘Rock of Ages’. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
‘Rock of Ages’ has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for for sexual content, suggestive dancing, some heavy drinking, and language.
‘Rock of Ages: The IMAX Experience’ is scheduled to play day-and-date at the following IMAX theatres beginning June 15:
The United States
Image Courtesy of Warner Brothers